The web is sometimes spoken of as a borderless place. Through the ~magic~ of technology, the internet, the “decentralized” web, borders would be eliminated and the world would become truly flat.
I’ll share links as part of this series that reinforce and challenge that notion.
- Linguistic borders, reinforced by lack of multilingualism yet challenged by machine translation successes.
- Geographic borders, reinforced by internet infrastructure yet challenged by novel methods of providing internet access.
- Legal borders, reinforced by censorship and international agreements yet challenged by citizens and corporations.
- National/political borders, reinforced by internet service providers, top level domain names, and governments yet challenged again by citizens and corporations.